The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Available Now! Young bird flying kits now available through the end of July. My young bird team is full and all additional young birds will be made available. They will be my choice from what's available at the time of your inquiry. No special strains/families, no color choices - just good quality racing pigeons. These birds are out of the same breeders that raised my own team. All birds will be accompanied by pedigrees, so you can make a decision whether to actually fly them or set them aside for breeeding in 2017. Kit prices include shipping, so the price you see is what you pay. (Birds listed below are old birds and shipping must be added to the prices listed for them.)
12-bird kit for $400
8-bird kit for $300
6-bird kit for $225
4-bird kit for $175
|2.||2014 blue bar hen, bred by long distance flyer Steve Jenkins ("Dixie-Buckeye"). This is a hen I purchased from Steve in late 2014, and she flew out to 300 miles as part of Steve's YB team. She is a Vandebele cross on her sire's side and straight MacAuley/Mayan Wegge on her dam's side. I bred from her in 2015 but did not keep any of the young sice I was not flying young birds due to my shoulder surgery. This is medium-size hen that is exactly what I would expect in a racing pigeon. Orange eye, silky plumage, feels great in the hand. Right now she is a bit heavy, but that is due to the fact that she has been in the hen pen since last summer and has been on a low protein winter mix. Once she is on a more balanced mix she will drop that weight and look and feel even better than she does now. I had planned to keep her, but with so many birds I just can't seem to fit her into my breeding plans for this year. Price reduced: $75|
2015 almond hen, no. 5703, out of birds on my flying team. Her sire is 3026, a very nicely flecked 2013 cock that has flown twice from 100, twice from 120, and once from 180 miles. 3026 is a son of my foundation cock 6227, but will replace him in the breeding loft for 2016. Dam of 5703 is a blue bar hen 4814, whose mother is an AU Registered Champion and her sire is my "Y2K cock". She is a full sister to no. 8 listed below. Full pedigree. Price: $100
|4.||2015 almond cock, no. 5887, out of a pair of almonds on my flying team. Both parents flew twice from 100 miles and once from 120 as young birds in 2014 but were not flown as old birds since our old bird season, as well as young birds, was shut down early due to the avian influenza scare. Sire is a full sibling to a bird that was 5th place in the MVS auction race in 2013 and also a full brother to a club winner at 100 miles; G-Dam is a Huysken VanRiel hen from Lighthouse Loft on Long Island. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. Please keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. In order to obtain better gound color in his youngsters, mate to a dark T-pattern (called "velvet" by some folks) or a recessive red hen. Approximately 3/4 janssen and 1/4 HVR, this is the nestmate of no. 5886 above. Price: $100|
|5.||2014 blue bar hen, "One-Eyed Jill". She flew 100 twice and 120 once as a young bird, placing in the top ten percent on the 120. I'm not sure how it happened, but some time over the winter she injured her left eye and is now blind on that side, so I had to remove her from the flying team. Based on her pedigree I set her aside in 2015 as a breeder and was planning to use her again again this year. Her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years, and her dam is an AU Elite Registered Champion. She is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Flor Engels on dam's side. Here's a proven flyer with a performance pedigree. I would use her myself but I have pledged to reduce the number of breeders I keep, so I am offering her here at about a third of her true value. Price reduced: $50|
|6.||Dragoons!!! Occasionally I receive requests from flyers for one or more Dragoons to cross into their racing stock. I have done this on occasion and have met with some success with birds that were 3/4 homer and 1/4 Dragoon. Due to space limitations, however, I discontinued that project a while back. If you are someone who would like to try it yourself, here are two recently weaned young birds. They are NOT show quality, since the show birds normally have much stouter beaks, but they would be ideal for crossing into homers. They both look like hens to me, but there is no guarantee as to sex. If you want to see how they cross into your own family of racers, you can have them for $20 each plus shipping.|
|7.||SoldLate hatch 2015 indigo cock. Sire is a dominant opal check bred by Tim Ross of Flyhome Loft of Califormia. Dam is a "red splash" indigo hen recently sold on this site. Sire is unflown but his mother was flown out to 398 miles, placing 18th vs 292 birds @ 242 miles, and 20th vs 222 birds @ 359 miles. Dam has 3 of the CBS blacks in her pedigree as well as several flyers that were flown out to 350 miles. Price: $75|
|8.||Here's another 2015 almond cock no. 5878,also raised by my flying team, but with a totally different pedigree. His sire is 3026, a very nicely flecked 2013 cock that has flown twice from 100, twice from 120, and once from 180 miles. 3026 is a son of my foundation cock 6227, but will likely replace him in the breeding loft for 2016. Dam of 5878 is blue bar hen 4814, whose mother is an AU Registered Champion and her sire is my "Y2K cock". Please keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. In order to obtain better gound color in his youngsters, mate to a dark T-pattern (called "velvet" by some folks) or a recessive red hen. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|9.||2015 barless blue hen no. 5180. inbred to "The Iceman", an ash red barless cock that is a 300-mile winner and a foundation cock of my barless family. Sire of 5180 was bred for stock, but is out of a son of "The Iceman" who flew six races out to 255 miles, and a blue barless hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", and who flew 2 races prior to being pulled for stock.. Dam of 5180 is a khaki barless who is out of a full brother to lot 1 above, and a yellow bar hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman". Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
Beautiful little 2013 dilute hen that carries recessive red and also the gimpel factor (gold breast). No pedigree information, but a son 0022-AU14-MCRP placed 2nd @ 250 miles vs 258 birds in 2014 Hoosier Classic OLR Series. Also 66th vs 366 birds @ 200 miles. Price: $50
|11.||Here are two late May/early June hatches. They both look like cocks and if so, they will both carry the gene for reduced. Each one is out of a blue cock and a reduced hen, but they are from different pairs. The blue check is out of one of my flyers who is downline from Blue Miracle (3 times in his pedigree) and is a full brother to two race winners. Paternal granddam is a reduced hen that goes back to "Heisenberg", my best OB flyer of the past ten years. The blue bar is out of a cock that is down from an AU Elite Champion and a hen that also goes back to "Heisenberg". Sex is not guaranteed. Price: $25 each or both for $40.|
|12.||2008 Dworek hen, no. 951. This has been one of my very consistent breeding hens, producing a race winner and several diploma winners as well as several futurity entries. Her grandchildren also did very well for me. Her sire was purchased directly from Rich Dworek via iPigeon, and her dam was bred by a very successful Midwestern flyer who has since retired from the sport. The dam goes back to bird purchased from Dworek back in the nineties. She raised four young in 2015, all of which were sent out to futurities, prior to me shutting them down early. Full pedigree. She is being offerred at a bargain price due to her somewhat advanced age. Price: $50|
|13.||May hatch dilute barless, no. 6179. Breeding tells me it could be either sex. If it is not sold and turns out to be a cock I will be keeping it for my own breeding loft. This is bred from a blue barless cock and a khaki barless hen, both of whom go back to "The Iceman" an ash red barless 300-mile winner on both sides. This pigeon is heavy in Janssen/Van Loon and goes back to Blue Miracle several generations on both sides. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|14.||May hatch "sooty" yellow barless, no. 6208. This pigeon will breed as a barless but the gene for sooty causes a "shadow" bar at the edge of the wingshield. Sex unknown. This bird is also inbred "The Iceman", a barless ash red that is a 300-mile winner and the foundation cock of my "Golden Thunderbird" family. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|15.||Two May hatch blue bars, nos. 6210 and 6211. Both carry the gene for recessive opal and if either is a cock it will also carry the gene for reduced. Sire is down from the same family that raised "Snake River", a 200-mile winner, and dam goes back to "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years and one of the best flyers I have ever raised. Full pedigree. Both prior rounds either are flying on my YB team or have been sent out to futurities. Full pedigrees. Buy one or both. Price: $30 each or both for $50|
|16.||SoldTwo more May hatch blue bars, nos. 6214 and 6215. Sire flew 600 miles on the day as a yearling. flown by Mike Malay of Florida. Dam is a Wegge/Van denAbele cross that flew 300 miles as a young bird and was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins, aka Dixie-Buckeye. Purchase one or both. Full pedigrees. Sold (RW)|
|17.||May hatch barless ash red, appears to be a cock. This pigeon is also sooty, which causes “phantom” bars near the back of the wingshield. If a cock, this pigeon will carry brown, since he is out of a brown barless hen mated to an ash red barless cock. He is inbred to “The Iceman”, a 300-mile winner who appears in the pedigree four times. He is approximately one half Janssen and one fourth HVR. Full pedigree. Price: $35|
|18.||May hatch ash red cock no. 6223. This pigeon carries the gene for dilute, since his mother is a yellow bar. His sire is down from "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner; and "Man-O-War's Soldier", an AU Elite Champion and 2-time Hall of Fame winner. Dam is unflown but both her parents were flown, her sire out to 255 mile, prior to both being pulled for the breeding loft. Dam is also down from "The Iceman" on both sides. Older siblings are on our current young bird team. Full pedigree. Price: $50|